James Marino

02/5/12

This Week on Broadway for February 5, 2012: Super Smash Sunday

by James Marino

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Peter Filichia | peter@broadwayradio.com | Facebook
Broadway Musical MVPs, 1960-2010: The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons, is now available through Applause Books and at www.amazon.com

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Michael Portantiere | michael@broadwayradio.com | Facebook

Topics:

Peter: The Scottsboro Boys @ Philadelphia Theatre Company

Gavin Creel in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series

Ionescopade, “A Musical Vaudeville,” at The York Theatre Company

NBC’s “Smash” Brings Broadway Magic To Primetime TV
The highly anticipated show-biz television series “Smash,” about the production of a Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe, kicks off on Monday, and NY1′s Frank DiLella has a preview.
LINKED FROM NY1

Megan Hilty Will Be Lorelei Lee in Encores! Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Andrew Gans
Megan Hilty, the Wicked and 9 to 5 star who will be seen in NBC’s new musical series “Smash,” will star in the City Center Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
LINKED FROM PLAYBILL

Host of Sondheim Titles, Including The Birthday Concert and Into the Woods, Streaming On Netflix by Adam Hetrick
Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, Into the Woods, Company and “Evening Primrose” are now available for instant streaming on Netflix.
LINKED FROM PLAYBILL

Arts & Leisure: ‘Carrie,’ a Huge Stage Flop, Is Reinvented by MCC Theater by Patrick Healy
One of Broadway’s greatest flops, “Carrie” is being dressed up, and toned down, for another onstage dance.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

Original Merrily We Roll Along Star Lonny Price on Capturing ‘Mind-Blowing’ Memories in New Documentary Our Time by Kathy Henderson
The 1981 Broadway premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along lasted a total of 68 performances (52 of them previews!), but it’s a production that lives on in memory and lore. As Encores! g…
LINKED FROM BROADWAY.COM

Broadway Streetcar, Starring Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker, to Open April 22 by Dan Bacalzo
The Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which as previously reported will play the Broadhurst Theatre, has announced production dates. The show will play a limited engagement …
LINKED FROM THEATERMANIA

The wrath of Rudin by Michael Riedel
In his heyday, David Merrick was the most powerful producer on Broadway. He had taste. He was prolific. He knocked out hits — “Look Back in Anger,” “Hello, Dolly!” “42nd Street.” And he could put …
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK POST

Jordan Roth Will Bring Clybourne Park To Broadway by Andrew Gans
Despite the loss of lead producer Scott Rudin, who abandoned his plan to produce Bruce Norris’ play Clybourne Park on Broadway this spring, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama will make its Broadway debut afte…
LINKED FROM PLAYBILL

5 Reasons Why a Jekyll & Hyde Revival Is a Good Idea (No, Seriously) by Lucky
We don’t want to go crazy with this or anything, given that 90% of “announced” projects never happen, but news broke over the weekend that a revival of Jekyll & Hyde could be in the works…
LINKED FROM THE CRAPTACULAR

Willow Smith: Whip My Hair

Ben Gazzara, Actor of Stage and Screen, Dies at 81 by Neil Genzlinger
Mr. Gazzara’s long acting career included playing Brick in the original “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on Broadway and roles in influential films by John Cassavetes.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Original Cast Clip

Logo for Death of A Salesman

Exit Introductions

Why we all do theatre by James Marino

Next Week: Look Back in Anger

Most Happy Fella @ NYU full orchestra at Skirball Center

Seth Rudetsky - Disaster

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Ben Folds Brick

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James Marino

 

James is a technologist who has an affinity for Broadway, the theatre and music. He started BroadwayStars.com, one of the first Broadway-centric websites in the late 90's. You can usually find James staring at a screen when not seated in a theatre.